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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the Opening of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Meeting. (VIDEO)

WAKingOn Monday, October 20, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Meeting (ASEM), held under the theme, Creative Industries, in Rotterdam.

According to RVD, issues to be discussed during the three-day meeting:

“…include the significance of creativity for sustainable cities and the demands of the 21st Century proposes to education and the labor market.

ASEM is a cooperation between nearly fifty countries in Asia and Europe and focuses on strengthening the relationship between these two regions.”

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His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Presides Over the Closing of the XXV Asamblea Plenaria del Consejo Empresarial de América Latina. (VIDEO)


On Friday, October 3, 2014, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the closing of the XXV Asamblea Plenaria del Consejo Empresarial de América Latina (CEAL) held under the theme, Espacio Empresarial Iberoamericano una Oportunidad para el Crecimiento, at the Distrito C Telefónica in Madrid.

This year’s meeting gathered more than 200 CEOs from various Latin American companies according to Casa Real.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends a Charity Gala Dinner. (VIDEO)

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On the evening of October 1, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, attended the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) charity gala dinner held at the new Yacht Club de Monaco building.

According to the Palais Princier, the sovereign prince is Honorary President of the EORTC Charitable Trust.

Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark Attends the Launch of a New Project in Roskilde. (VIDEO)

PrincessbenedikteOn Friday, October 3, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, as Patron of the Alzheimerforeningen, attended opening of the new project, Erindringsdans for Demente, held at the Astershjemmet in Roskilde.

According to the official website for the Alzheimerforeningen the purpose of the “…Erindringsdans is to spread [the project] into a total of 180 nursing homes in 30 municipalities across the country.”

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News Regarding Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. (VIDEOS)

belgiumOn Friday, October 3, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived in Antwerp to attend the inauguration of the replica of a World War I pontoon bridge across the Scheldt River.

According to the Associated Press, the original pontoon bridge was constructed at “…the start of the war in 1914 and played a major role in the defense of Antwerp. It was used by the Belgian army under King Albert I as well as the British Expeditionary Force under Winston Churchill.”

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens a New Shelter in Amsterdam. (VIDEO)

Queen Beatrix 2012On Friday, October 3, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opened the Leger des Heils (Salvation Army’s) Majoor Bosshardtburgh homeless shelter located in the De Wallen district in Amsterdam.

The new shelter provides private rooms for 36 residents according to RVD.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates the New Centre Scientifique de Monaco Premises. (VIDEO)


Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated the new premises of the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM).

Established in 1960 by the late His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco the Centre Scientifique de Monaco aims to provide:

“…the Principality of Monaco with the means of carrying out oceanographic research and to support governmental and international organizations responsible for the protection and conservation of marine life.

Research focuses on two key biological processes of these ecosystems: Marine Biomineralization and Symbiosis.”

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends an Award Ceremony in Den Haag.

BeatrixOn October 2, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Spaansche Hof in Den Haag to attend the 2014 Max van der Stoel Award Ceremony.

According to the offiicial website for the awards the:

“…presented every two years to a person, group or institution for extraordinary and outstanding achievements in improving the position of national minorities in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) participating States.

Established in 2001 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Award honours Max van der Stoel, a prominent Dutch statesman who was the first OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. The Award highlights issues related to national minorities and supports the High Commissioner´s conflict-prevention work.

The winner of the 2014 Max van der Stoel Award went to Spravedlivost, a non-governmental organization based in Jalal-Abad in southern Kyrgyzstan, has been named as the 2014 winner of the Max van der Stoel Award, for its outstanding work in improving the position of national minorities in the OSCE area.”

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Their Imperial Highnesses Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Meet with HIH Princess Noriko of Takamado. (VIDEOS)



On October 2, 2014, Their Imperial Highnesses Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan “…met with Her Imperial Highness Princess Noriko of Takamado at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo ahead of her marriage to Mr. Kunimaro Senge, son of the chief priest of the Izumo Grand Shrine…” according to AFP News.

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the 2014 Heinekenprijzen.

TheKingWAOn October 2, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the 2014 Heinekenprijzen (Heineken Prizes for Arts and Sciences) held at the Beurs van Berlage building in Amsterdam.

According to the official website for the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen the Heinekenprijzen:

“…are international prizes awarded every other year to five internationally renowned scientists and one highly talented Dutch visual artist for their great merits to science, Dutch art and society.

The scientific Heineken Prizes recognize and reward unique achievement in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences, history and cognitive science. The sixth Heineken Prize, the Heineken Prize for Art, is awarded every two years to an artist living and working in the Netherlands.”

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Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway Attend the Opening of the 159th Session of Storting. (VIDEO)

NorwayOn Thursday, October 2, 2014, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the opening of the 159th Session of Storting (Parliament) in Oslo.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover Presides Over an Award Ceremony. (VIDEO)


On September 30, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover presided over 2014 Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre held at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco.

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Holds a Meeting with NATO Secretary-General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg. (VIDEO)

BelgiumOn October 2, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium held a meeting with the former Prime Minister of Norway and current North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, at the Palais Royal in Brussels.

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